No summer is complete without a nice place to sit back, relax and enjoy the sunshine. A well made patio set is the perfect addition to any outdoor space, but choosing a set that is right for your needs can be daunting. That is why the experts at Patioline are always around to help.
As you know, patio furniture comes in a wide variety of materials including wood, plastic, metal, wicker, resin and synthetic materials. Choosing the right material to suit your needs can be overwhelming. Each material has its pros and cons, and different materials appeal to different tastes, aesthetics and lifestyles.
At the end of the day though, nothing beats the price, durability and longevity of teak patio furniture. Beautiful and low maintenance, teak stands above all other patio furniture materials. Its warm and distinct honey-brown colour never rusts or deteriorates, even after years of sun exposure.
Teak is timeless as well as durable, and a teak patio set will let your family enjoy the great outdoors for years to come. Here are four reasons why you should consider teak for your backyard or patio.
Teak is weather resistant
Teak is famous for its hardiness as well as its beauty. It can handle almost anything Mother Nature throws its way because it contains a natural oil that repels moisture. The anti-moisture properties of teak ensure it won’t warp, crack or become brittle and contribute to its long lifespan.
Teak furniture lasts for generations, and is often passed down through families as heirlooms. The natural oils also ensure that when your furniture does fade, it does so beautifully and evenly, resulting in a warm coppery colour that looks good on any deck or patio.
All of the teak furniture sold at Patioline is sourced from ethical growers in Southeast Asia, and it is only harvested from Grade A trees (which are required to be a minimum of 45 years old). Teak’s durability also makes it an excellent choice for Calgarians, who are no strangers to unpredictable weather. Whether it encounters rain, snow, or hail, teak stays strong and beautiful.
Teak Requires Little To No Maintenance
Teak’s natural honey brown colour means that it doesn’t require paint or stains to look beautiful and polished. The naturally occurring oils keep the wood supple, strong and smooth.
One of the many benefits of teak is that as it fades it only becomes more beautiful, softening to a natural patina that is unique, timeless and world famous. Should you wish to slow the fading process Patioline offers a range of products to suit your needs.
Teak is also splinter resistant, making it ideal for homes with children or pets. It is also easy to clean, requiring only a gentle wipe with warm soapy water and a sponge.
Teak Is Long Lasting
Can you imagine an outdoor chair that lasts decades? Teak is famous for its longevity, aging like a fine wine all while staying smooth, robust and beautiful. At Patioline we quote our teak furniture as having a 75 year lifespan, and we may be selling it short! Some parks and outdoor community centres feature teak furniture that is more than a century old.
Though the colour will fade beautifully over time, the comfort of your teak furniture will last a lifetime, creating a comfortable patio where you can while away the hours with your friends and family for generations to come.
Teak Is Naturally Insect Resistant
Insects, especially termites, can wreak havoc on a patio set, turning a beautiful set into a shabby looking wreck. Teak’s natural oil does more than make it unique, low maintenance and weather resistant, it also acts as a natural insect repellent.
Choosing teak means you can rest assured that your beautiful furniture won’t be damaged by bugs, and you won’t have to resort to harsh chemicals to keep unwanted guests at bay.
Humans have known about the amazing properties of teak for centuries. There was a reason it was the go-to choice for shipbuilders, and even most modern high end yachts and boats are still made using teak.
Teak is a favourite amongst the staff at Patioline, and we would love to help make it your favourite too! For more information about the teak furniture we offer, or to book a personalized consultation with one of our patio furniture experts, please contact us today.